During Arctic Partnership Week in Busan, South Korea, Arctic Frontiers and the Korean Maritime Institute are hosting a session titled “Blue technology for ocean and ice observations“. The event will take place on Monday, December 11th, from 16:00-18:00 KST.
Long-term, regular observations of sea ice characteristics, along with monitoring of physical ocean conditions are crucial for safe shipping and blue economy (ocean-based economy) operations. This will become particularly important in the coming decades, as sea ice becomes less predictable due to climate change. Furthermore, expected traffic increases along new shipping routes and increased competition from the blue economy sector will further enhance the need for smart, innovative technological solutions for observations and monitoring.
In this academic session, invited speakers will present the latest technological developments and improvements for observing and monitoring the Arctic Ocean and sea ice and for sustainable Green shipping in the Arctic Ocean, including autonomous vessels, acoustic operations for fishing, AI and remote sensing for shipping and smart networks for scientific observations.
Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind, Royal Norwegian Embassy
Anu Fredrikson, Executive Director, Arctic Frontiers
JungHee Cho, Vice President, Korean Maritime Institute
- Arctic Passion Observations Project
Dr. Heikki Lihavainen, Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), Arctic Passion Observations Project
- Eco-friendly container ship for Arctic
Senior Researcher Seong-Yeob Jeong (정성엽), Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean engineering
- AI for tracking illegal fishing
Mr. Martin Skedsmo, Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT)
- Eco-friendly icebreaking maritime autonomous surface ship
Prof. Se Won Kim (김세원), Se Jong University
- Using satellite images to ensure safe shipping in the Arctic
Prof. Malin Johansson, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
- Advancements in Technology for Reducing Carbon Footprint in Glacier and Sea Ice Observation
Principal Researcher Emilia Kyung Jin (진경), Korea Polar Research Institute of Marine Research
Moderated Panel Discussion
Panel moderated by Anu Fredrikson, Arctic Frontiers